At the Advanced Therapy Center, we begin by learning about you and understanding your challenges and personal goals. We review prior treatments and discuss the results of previous therapies. Dr. Smith has a background in medical science, dynamic psychotherapy, spiritual experience, and many forms of Neurotherapy. Together we will chart a course to what would be most helpful to you.
We like to begin each treatment plan by conducting a Quantitative EEG (QEEG). We use computerized analysis tools to record 10 minutes of your brain activity, collecting 19 channels of brain waves to create a map of how the different areas of your cortex are communicating. By comparing the way your brain is working to an extensive database of people your age without brain-based difficulties, we can pinpoint areas to target with Neurofeedback training.
Based on your QEEG, Advanced Therapy Center composes a Neurotherapy report and training composite to build your customized data-driven protocol. This may include recommendations for counseling, neurofeedback, or neurofeedback-assisted psychotherapy.
There are many forms of Neurofeedback treatment that aim to release inefficient patterns of neural functioning. Depending on the particular situation, we will determine the most appropriate system for each patient. We use a variety of different treatment devices. and analytical tools.
Aside from the QEEG path, many individuals come to us for the LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) that can be useful for recent head trauma and complex medical situations. Psychotherapy can be part of the plan also.
The training process has been designed to be pleasant, one that trains the brain with a reward for a particular activity. Treatment may involve the use of a movie, music, or game that you enjoy. We have fun in the process!
Many clients benefit from using treatment time to explore psychotherapy or counseling. This can be done in dedicated talk sessions or combined with Neurotherapy.
As we work together, charting the progress of each session, further suggestions may arise, such as diet changes, social supports, brief trauma treatment, and exercise regimes.
In addition to in-office training, Dr. Smith also offers mentoring services for professionals in the field.
Dr. Smith consults with Neurofeedback professionals across the country. She supplies assistance with treatment planning and mentoring for certification. Dr. Smith often analyzes QEEGs for other professionals to assist with treatment planning and will supply written reports for their clients when needed.